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Disclosure Statement 2019

Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

Persons Served

During 2019 The Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan treated over 1,306 individuals. 

  • 22% of the patients required general rehabilitation services for conditions such as cardiac, pulmonary, organ transplants, arthritis, pain syndromes, debility, infections and other medically complex conditions.
  • 20% experienced a stroke
  • 19% experienced a brain injury
  • 18% experienced a spinal cord injury
  • 11% experienced an orthopedic condition
  • 9% had a neurological diagnosis such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, myelopathies, or Guillain-Barre.
  • 3% experienced an amputation of the lower extremity
  • 1% had significant burns


Individual outcomes are influenced by many factors including

  • Severity of injury
  • Previous health status
  • Medical complications
  • Support systems 

During 2019, 67% of persons served returned home or to the community after discharge from the rehabilitation program in about 16 days.  Length of stay is based on the unique needs of the persons served and based on the individual the stay may be a longer or shorter amount of time.

On average, individuals receive three hours of therapy per day and 87% of their goals were met. At times our patients required further treatment in an acute care hospital and 17% were transferred to the hospital for further treatment before completing their rehabilitation program. The average age of persons served was 57, with the program also serving adolescents with an average age of 17.



Our 2019 Outcomes by Rehabilitation Impairment Group

 StrokeBrain InjurySpinal Cord InjuryOrthopedicsNeurologicalGeneral RehabAmputationAdolescentsBurns
Number of Discharges26225023814812428436714
Percent of Patients Discharged to Home or Community62%70%55%79%69%71%69%100%71%
Average Length of Stay**181722121411142515
Average Hours of Scheduled Therapy333333333
Percent of Goals Met***84%87%81%92%88%88%90%85%91%
Average Age615356545463541739
Percent of Patients Transferred Back to Acute Care Hospital****18%13%23%8%22%16%17%0%7%

Source: eRehabdataTM
**Average LOS for Orthopedics was calculated excluding amputations, amputations are solely represented in the respective column.
***Percent of goals met are based on data thru Sep 2019
****Percent of patients transferred back to acute care hospital for Orthopedics was calculated excluding amputations, amputations are solely represented in the respective column.

The Patient Is Our Purpose

Safety is our number one priority at The Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan and creating a program that safely meets the needs of the persons served is very important to us. For this reason, feedback and suggestions from the persons served and their support systems are used in creating our annual strategic plan.  As a result of the feedback we received in 2018 we revised all patient education materials and processes to ensure the information was presented in a meaningful and useful way to the persons served. We also improved internet and dining services and obtain some new devices for our assistive technology lab which helps enhance the independence of persons served.